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121st Officer Training Corps Unit, Alton Towers

Group photograph of Officer Cadets and Officers in Charge of No.53 Squad 'B' Battery, 121st Officer Training Corps Unit, R.A. (H.A.C.). theyw ere based at Alton Towers. Photographer: Gerald McCann ...

1st Battalion South Staffords, Whittington Barracks

1st North Staffords pictured in Malta

Malta was a British colony from 1814 until it was granted independence in 1964. The 1st North Staffords were part of the peacetime garrison there from 1893 to 1895. Until the end of the British Empire, ...

1st South Staffords resting at Ghent, France

The Battalion disembarked in Belgium on 6th October and here are moving up to stem the German advance. Included in the group are, Captain JF Vallentin, 2Lt. Archer-Shee, Capt GS Bonner, Capt JSS Durlon, ...

2nd Volunteer Battalion North Staffords pictured at Tamworth Castle

American and British Officers at Whittington Barracks

Between 1942 and 1945 Whittington Barracks were occupied by the 10th Replacement Depot of the US Army. Pictured here are (from the right) Major Brown (British), Major Humphries, Col. Kilian (U.S. Officer ...

ANZAC Soldiers at Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

ANZAC was the abbreviation for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps and was formed early in the conflict of the Great War answering the British Empire's call to arms. The Expeditionary Force originally ...

Army cadets, Uttoxeter ACF

Auxillary Territorial Service's Non Commissioned Officers course, Whittington Barracks

Baddeley family, Burslem

Mary Baddeley (nee Tunnicliffe) and her sons Jack and Harry. Jack Baddeley, on the left, survived active service during World War I, but his brother Harry Baddeley right, born in 1897, died in France ...

Band of the 1st Bn North Staffordshire Regiment, India

Until India was granted its independence in 1947, there was a large part of the British Army that was integrated with the Indian Army – ‘policing’ the Empire’, and keeping order in case of racial tension ...

Battery Sergeant Major Jack Williams MBE

Born in Chesterton, Staffordshire, he joined the 54th West Riding & Staffs Medium Brigade, Royal Artillery Territorial Army at the age of 19 and at 22 enlisted in the Regular Army, again in the Royal ...

Bill Coltman VC, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Lance Corporal 'Bill' Coltman VC, pictured at the presentation of the Freedom of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme to the Staffordshire Regiment in 1973. He is pictured outside the Civic Offices in ...

Bishop of Lichfield's farewell service for the 1st North Staffords, prior to their move to Trieste

The service was held at the Garrison Church in the Barracks at Whittington and was conducted by Bishop Woods, then Bishop of Lichfield.

Brigadier JV Campbell addresses troops from Riqueval Bridge, Bellinglise, France

This colourised images shows the 137th (Staffordshire) Brigade (46th North Midland Division) being addressed by Brigadier JV Campbell from the Riqueval Bridge over the St Quentin Canal, having carried ...

Brindley Heath Hospital, Cannock Chase

The twelve main Wards of the Hospital were connected at the rear by a long corridor that allowed patients and staff to access and exit without having to be exposed to inclement weather. The two soldiers ...

Burgess family, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Private Stan Burgess showing off his new uniform, with his young brothers, Graham, Frank and Alan. This view was taken from Highfield Avenue, May Bank, and shows the awful air pollution that existed around ...

Captain Walter Norris Congreve

Ogden's British cigarette card, showing Captain Walter Norris Congreve (1862-1927). Walter Norris Congreve was the son of William and Fanny E. Congreve of Castle Church, Stafford. He served in the ...